Los Angeles, CA- DreamWorks Studios has brought the writing team of Al Gough and Miles Millar on board to adapt the screenplay to the unpublished novel, “I Am Number 4,” it was announced today by Holly Bario and Mark Sourian, Co-Presidents of Production for DreamWorks Studios.
Michael Bay is producing and may potentially direct the project. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink of BenderSpink will executive produce.
James Frey and Jobie Hughes wrote the young adult novel, “I Am Number 4” which is the first in a proposed four-book series. It is set to be published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
“I Am Number 4” is about a group of nine earthbound aliens who escaped their planet just before it was annihilated by a rival species. Hiding out on Earth, the title character disguises himself as a human teenager in high school, only to discover that he is still being hunted by the enemy that destroyed his planet.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Al and Miles joining DreamWorks on this exciting project,” said Mark Sourian, Co-President of Production for DreamWorks Studios. “Their body of work illustrates their expertise in this genre and we look forward to them bringing their vision to this very unique property.”
Al Gough and Miles Millar created the long-running television series, “Smallville.” Their other writing credits include “Shanghai Noon,” “Spider-Man 2,” and “The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” They recently produced the box office hit “Hannah Montana: The Movie” for Disney and are also producing the DreamWorks project “Quatermain.”